Non alcoholic drink review: Lyre’s Italian Spritz and Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso

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A review of Lyre’s Italian Spritz.

The drink sample in the video was provided by Lyre’s. The review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at drydrinker.com for £22.99 for a 700ml bottle

Alcohol content: 0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 350Kj 83Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 20g
-of which sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Salt 5mg

Ingredients
Water, sugar, natural flavouring, Sunset Yellow Colour, Azorubine Colour, acidity regulator (phosphoric acid), preservative (Potassium Sorbate).

Summary
A delicious and fruity bittersweet drink, delicious with tonic over ice and garnished with a slice of citrus (lemon, lime or grapefruit all work). Notes of bergamot, bitter orange, lemon, lime, rhubarb and herbs. Exceptional.

Score
9.5/10

A review of Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso.

The drink sample in the video was provided by Lyre’s. The review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at drydrinker.com for £22.99 for a 700ml bottle (currently comes with free Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic)

Alcohol content: 0%

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 73.8Kj 17.4Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 4g
-of which sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Salt 0.9mg

Ingredients
Water,non-alcoholic fermented grape juice concentrate, sugar, natural flavouring, caramel sugar syrup, colouring concentrate from carrot, preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Stabiliser: Cellulose Gum (E466), acid: Citric Acid.

Summary
A slightly bitter and sweet, very delicious fruity drink, perfect with tonic. Flavours of vanilla and citrus (bitter orange peel, bergamot, lime) up front with almond notes coming through on the finish. Exceptional.

Score
9/10

What are your thoughts?

If you like the sound of these drinks, you should also look at my review of Crodino.

Drink review: Martini Vibrante Non-alcoholic

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A review of Martini Vibrante Non-alcoholic.

The drink sample in the video was purchased by Drinks Academy and the review of the product is our own view.

Product information

Available at Sainsbury’s for £12 for a 750ml bottle.

Alcohol content: <0.5% abv

Nutrition information per 100ml
Energy 250 Kj 60 Kcal
Fat 0g
-of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 14g
-of which sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g

Ingredients
De-alcoholised wine (contains sulphites), sugar, water, natural flavourings, colouring concentrates from fruit and vegetable, acids: citric acid, acidity regulator: tartaric acid, preservatives: potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate.

Allergens are in bold.

Summary
A highly versatile sweet, fruity delight at an affordable price point. Mixed in equal parts with tonic over ice with a garnish of orange peel it makes a lovely drink, and the amount of tonic used can be played around with to your taste. It also makes a highly versatile cocktail ingredient. There are better sweet red vermouth style drinks out there with more flavour concentration, but this has more than enough flavour and is very good quality.

Score
8/10

What are your thoughts?